There’s nothing better than a good smoke. We know that, the 80’s teens knew that, and many, many other people in the history of the world knew that. Hemp is one of the earliest plants to have been cultivated in multiple regions ever since 8000 BC. It was a source of fibers, food, and possibly good fun for indigenous tribes of Central Asia, India, and later in Korea.
Around the 12th century, the global spread of the ganja (or hashish, its resin) started in many, many other regions, gaining fans both of its psychedelic features, as well as the medical ones.
Cannabis came a long way; through Bonaparte’s troops enjoying hashish during the invasion of Egypt, all the way to the modern world, with Elon Musk smoking a blunt on an interview as a sign of times. Over the years, weed grew from an inconspicuous plant to a fast-growing industry, reaching more and more markets and evolving in many different fields.
With its legalization occurring in more and more states and countries, we observe it go through a significant technological revolution in front of our very eyes. To discover the change that technology made in the cannabis industry and why it’s so important, accompany us on a short trip.
Envision a ranch in Mexico – cloudless sky, burning sun, the aroma of ganja in humid air, and fields of green, beautiful plants. This original way of cultivating weed has significantly evolved over the years due to the newest technology usage.
Although a cannabis plant still needs the same conditions to grow and flourish – especially high temperatures, light, and a bit of love – nowadays, due to technological devices, it is possible to make it happen in almost any place in the world.
The process, however, requires a reliable lighting system. Years ago, weed-growers used simple bulbs, which generated extra costs as they were overheating the area of growth.
Nowadays, companies invest in the best LED grow lights to provide cannabis plants with necessary lighting. This strategy pays off; it’s cheaper, more effective, and lets a plant grow big, strong and yield juicy flowers.
Although the old-school way of weed ingestion – shisha, joint, pipe, blunt, or bongo – still has its devoted fans, the newest technology lets consumers ingest cannabis through many other devices, for many different purposes, and using different methods.
Those people who want to smoke it use vaping pens, claiming there’s nothing better than getting high while doing groceries. Those who would like the hemp to have a healing effect on the skin might purchase oils and tinctures. Those who want to eat it can buy space cookies, butter, gummies, sweets, and so much more – you name it!
The different ways of consumption are gaining fans all around the world; whether the product contains only CBD (which means it doesn’t get you high), or THC as well (it might and it will get you high as a kite), its varied usage is wide and beloved.
The times of buying cannabis from a shady dealer on the corner of a street are long gone. It’s because of the emergence of E-commerce technology, which enabled creating platforms for cannabis businesses and buyers to link and network.
Websites and apps let cannabis lovers learn about the products from a verified source and order it online right to their doors. Due to this innovation, the industry grew immensely, attracting more and more businesses to get involved.
Even the ancients tribes knew that from cannabis plants can be extracted not only leaves and fruits, but also fibers and oil. And those for ages have been used for fabrics.
And not without reason; the fiber from a hemp plant blocks UV rays, contains heat, and has antibacterial features. Plus, it’s biodegradable and cheap in processing. Thus, it can serve as a great material.
Years ago, the problematic aspect of using cannabis plants for textiles used to be the durability, as the material couldn’t last long. These days, it’s possible to remove lignin from the fiber, which eliminates the problem. This might soon lead to the emergence of a new eco-friendly and durable material that we could use for various purposes.
Cannabis has come a long way: from cultivation to production, from joint to vape, and from dealers to business owners. With more and more cannabis users and producers, it seems that weed won’t be weeded out that fast.
These days, due to the wonders of new technology, loving and producing weed has never been that easy. And because its versatile use is not completely examined yet, the cannabis industry is expected to continue growing and developing. Be sure to observe the revolution that cannabis is bringing to our world.